Much digital ink has been spilled on the High Line. It is, in a word, heaven. From the High Line we see the City from a wholly new perspective, over the course of half a mile. And it gets better: there’s more High Line to come. But we’ll have to wait until later this year for the next section — north of 20th street — to open to the public.
Meantime, I’m going to document the progress from my apartment window. I live on 22nd Street between 10th & 11th, and my living room and office windows look out on the stretch of the uncompleted High Line between 22nd & 23rd Streets. The purpose of this blog is to provide the anatomy of a construction project: to follow every development and show photos, in real-time, of the High Line-in-process. What’s underneath the varied surfaces we walk on? How many layers are there? What sort of machinery does it require to bring such a project to fruition? And why did they have to paint it yellow first??? We start in August 2009… For the latest entry, see the top of this month’s archive page. To follow the narrative, start here and read month-by-month.